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11-30-2011 @ 12:11AM
@Battleweep:What are *you* going to do with the BiS weapons that drop off of heroic Deathwing? Kill him harder? Be marginally more powerful in the opening area of Mists of Panderia in the twenty minutes before a better weapon is rewarded? Gear isn't just functional, it's a reward. As of right now, the only paths to reward are PVP (hope you don't mind dropping $400+ on special computer accessories and an expensive T1 line for minimal lag) or Raiding (see above, plus the awful process of actually *raiding heroics.* Yegh.)Most people don't raid because they don't want to. Treating raiders like special snowflakes who deserve everyone's envy and affection is an old-world way of thinking, as dead as those old Vanilla questlines that sent you all across creation and made you collect 200 of something. People should raid because it's fun, not because they're douchebags who like to cruise by everyone else in a nicer car that they earned with their excessive free time. If you need to be rewarded for your entertainment time, it's clearly not entertaining you, and if envy is the only reward you'll accept then you seriously need to get a life.Mists of Panderia is coming. Blizzard has pretty clearly indicated that they're expanding the game to reward people who - shock and horror! - like to do something other than raiding. God willing, either in a couple of expansions or when MMO subscribers are offered some real competition in the market, somebody will finally wake up and offer people who don't raid something above second class citizenship. (And while I'm dreaming, I'd like a pony made of solid gold.)
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